As the value of the rupee appreciates against the dollar, Pak Suzuki Motor Company has decided to reduce prices ranging from Rs75,000 to Rs199,000. “Pak Suzuki has reduced prices,” Head of Public Relations of the company, Shafiq Ahmed Shaikh, confirmed. AL Habib Capital Markets auto analyst Asad Ali said “following Toyota, Pak Suzuki Motor Company (PSMC) has also reduced its car prices by 5% to pass on the benefit of rupee appreciation against the dollar. Ravi and Bolan, the four-decade-old vehicles for the middle class, have seen their prices reduced by Rs75,000 and Rs79,000 respectively. “PSMC has reduced car prices after the appreciation of rupee but the price decrease is not equivalent to the earlier increase.
August 18, 2022 02:11 UTC
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned on Wednesday against doing politics on the appointment of army chief, saying that the matter had not yet been taken up. Asif said that a “negative” social media campaign against the tragic helicopter crash in Lasbela, Balochistan during the flood relief operations earlier this month was a “joint project” of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and India against the Pakistan Army. The helicopter crash happened due to bad weather, but the PTI social media team, which had Indian support, launched a campaign against the Pakistan Army,” Asif told reporters. “All the [social media] accounts that came out are related to the PTI. Imran forgot his own statements against the army while sitting in the UK and in India in the 1990s.
August 17, 2022 17:46 UTC
People wishing to bid farewell to Ben Stelter, who grabbed this city by the heartstrings with his love of the Edmonton Oilers and his courageous fight against brain cancer before passing away on Aug. 9, will get that chance this Friday. Fittingly, it’ll come right outside Rogers Place. “I’m always going to think about him after a win,” said Connor McDavid, who first met Ben last fall. Ben would absolutely love this,” Ben’s dad Mike said of Friday’s public farewell via Twitter. Those that can’t make it to the passing of the procession outside Rogers Place can view the live-stream of his service.
August 17, 2022 16:49 UTC
Amid rifts within the PML-N over the recent increase in the price of petrol, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Tuesday announced that the petroleum levy would be further jacked up from next month. The price of petrol was raised to Rs233.91 from Rs227.19 per litre. After initial hesitation, the PML-N led coalition has been increasing petroleum prices since May 15 under the IMF deal. Miftah said that the country paid $8.5 per barrel premium on diesel and $17.5 per barrel on petrol. The finance minister maintained that tackling inflation was next on the government’s agenda.
August 17, 2022 05:10 UTC
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The nation will celebrate Diamond Jubilee, the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan, on Sunday with a renewed pledge to work with the spirit of Pakistan Movement to make the Country a true formidable Islamic welfare state. -The day will dawn with 31-gun salute at the Federal Capital and 21-gun salute at the Provincial Headquarters. The main feature of the celebrations will be a national Flag Hoisting Ceremony in Islamabad. Launching of re-recorded national anthem of PakistanMeanwhile, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will launch the re-recorded national anthem composed with modern technology on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan. The national anthem has been re-recorded after 68 years with the participation of 155 singers, 48 musicians and 6 bandmasters.
August 17, 2022 03:41 UTC
Punjab Home Minister Col (retd) Muhammad Hashim Tuesday denied rumours that PTI chairperson Imran Khan’s chief of staff Shahbaz Gill was tortured in police custody. Speaking to journalists outside Central Jail Adiala in Rawalpindi, where Gill is imprisoned, the home minister said: “He is perfectly alright in the jail. There is no question of him being beaten up.”He said that he met Gill and he is fine. The home minister highlighted that there are more than 40 jails in Punjab and the security and food provided in the jail are good. “DIG and Superintendent Adiala jail are being removed from their posts on their criminal silence about illegal actions being done with political prisoner Shahbaz Gill.”On August 12, the former prime minister took to Twitter and “strongly condemned the torture being inflicted on Shahbaz Gill”.
August 17, 2022 03:00 UTC
LAHORE PR – Vivo, the leading global smartphone brand, has announced the launch of the newest member in the Y series, Vivo Y15C in Pakistan. Vivo Y15C comes in two vivid hues to choose from: mystic blue and wave green. Vivo Y15C is available for purchase across Pakistan at the price of Rs 31,999 only. Vivo offers one-year warranty for Vivo Y15C along with 15 days of free replacement and 6 months warranty for accessories. Vivo Y15C is duly approved by Pakistan Telecommunications Authority and supports all mobile networks in Pakistan.
August 17, 2022 02:31 UTC
The government on Monday shelved a plan to sell two LNG-fired power plants to Qatar and instead decided to offer 51% stakes in the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, and the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The sources said that the meeting discussed the possibility of selling the two LNG power plants to Qatar. The National Power Parks Management Company Limited (NPPMCL) owns 1,230 megawatts (MW) Haveli Bahadur Shah and 1,223MW Balloki power plants. These power plants were set up with government funding instead of the 70:30 debt-to-equity ratio. It was also decided on Monday that Pakistan should offer 51% stakes in The Roosevelt Hotel, New York, and the PIA along with the management control to Qatar.
August 17, 2022 01:27 UTC
Scouting report: Reigning state 1-A champs return only one starter on offense, but don’t weep for section’s most dominant program. North-South RB Bond averaged 8.9 yards per carry in backup role last season. Athletic QB Jack Stephens, a Nevada transfer, seems ideally suited to Dons’ wing-T.AdvertisementLINCOLNLast season: 8-4Coach: David Dunn, 12th yearDivision: IKey players: Roderick Robinson (RB), K.J. Peevy (DE-LB), Josiah Cox (WR-DB), Hunter Wiggins (WR-DB), Adrian Chargualaf (DB), Christopher White (DB), Journey Tala (OL-DL), Charlie Hines (OL-DL), Chris Fewell (LB), Mahki Virgil (WR). Scripps will be challenged by move up to Division I and Western League.
August 16, 2022 10:49 UTC
RAWALPINDI – Two police officers were booked on charges of releasing 11 land grabbers from Police Station Chontra apparently after receiving bribe, informed sources on Monday. City Police Officer (CPO) Syed Shehzad Nadim Bukhari also ordered a departmental inquiry against the accused police officers, according to a police spokesman. Responding to the emergency call, ASI Imtiaz Ullah, who was on routine patrolling in the area, rushed to the scene and held 11 suspects. He asked the police to register case against the two police officers. He said that there is no room for corrupt officers in the department.
August 16, 2022 08:21 UTC
The world cannot afford more episodes of the Taiwan drama being staged in the name of frivolous pretexts. Internationally on all worldwide platforms including the United Nations (UN), the “one-China principle” is upheld legitimising Taiwan as an inalienable part of China. The one-China principle is the anchor for peace and stability in the world as well as across the Taiwan Strait. During the month of August 2022, we witnessed another spell of the Taiwan drama orchestrated by the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi paying a highly controversial visit to China’s Taiwan region in sheer disregard of China’s strong opposition. This latest and reckless Taiwan drama is another debacle of US politics, diplomacy and credibility.
August 16, 2022 08:03 UTC
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed a baseball player. His name: Yoshi Tsutsugo. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowNow, it sounds like the 30-year-old is coming to the Jays organization. Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowIn 43 games across 144 plate appearances, he slashed .268/.347/.535 with a .883 OPS and eight homers, but his numbers have absolutely plummeted this season. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
August 15, 2022 23:19 UTC
MUZAFFARABAD – Indian Independence day was marked as Black day while protest rallies and demonstrations were organized at capital of AJK including other districts under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion, speakers said that India has no moral justification to celebrate the Independence Day while usurping the freedom of the Kashmiri people. They maintained that Kashmiri people have given referendum against India by expressing anger on her independence day. They voiced that Kashmiri people have given a referendum against India by completely rejecting the brutal actions of August 5, 2019 and India’s Independence Day on August 15. The speakers termed the campaign of waving Indian flag at every house under the shadow of guns as a cowardly act and said that Indian flag has no recognition and importance except as a foreign usurping force.
August 15, 2022 23:18 UTC
Although they have split two of them, the Blue Jays have not won a series since July 28-31 against the lowly Detroit Tigers. With the August 9th game being rained out, the Orioles swept the Jays in a brief two game series last week. They now lead the season series 4-2. The Blue Jays scored four in the top of the sixth to put him in line for the win but were unable to close it out. His return is much needed for a Blue Jays team that has struggled in all facets since he was injured.
August 15, 2022 21:19 UTC
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday binned plea seeking ban on Baajas (horns) on Independence Day. A resident named Muneeb Tariq had moved to LHC seeking a ban on the Baajas on Independence Day as the use of the Baajas on Independence Day causes mental tension for the masses. The Independence Day has passed therefore, the plea has become ineffective, Justice Waheed remarked. It may be noted that the use of Baajas has become a tradition across Pakistan to express happiness on the Independence Day. Ever since the beginning of Pakistan’s Independence Day on Sunday night, people witnessed the constant sound of fireworks, national songs, and the ever-so-loud cheers.
August 15, 2022 20:54 UTC